On This Day

What Happened in August 1601

Historical Events

  • Aug 6 Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius
  • Aug 27 Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 22 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1667)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 9 Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1558)
  • Aug 19 Michael the Brave, ruler of Turkey, dies